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Old 06-23-2008, 01:50 PM   #531
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I'm reading the ServeSafe book.
Leave it to Lolly! What fascinating reading!!!!! (not!)

For a change I'm reading fiction! Ralph Ellison's fictionalized account of "Juneteenth." It's not the easiest read.... this is my third try at this one
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:55 PM   #532
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At the moment I'm in a "make my brain stop working" phase, so I'm reading what's turned out to be an addictive Fantasy series called "The Eldarn Sequence" by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon. Jay Gordon passed away a year or so back, so I'm curious to see what book 3 (the last in the series) is going to be like. The story combines current reality based in Colorado and a fantasy world, and it's very well written. Am re-reading book 1 before I step into book 2.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:59 PM   #533
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I just finished a book called Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. Absolutely unique book, sort of a mystery, but much much more because of the clever way it is written. I highly recommend it.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:04 PM   #534
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I just started Animal,Vegetable,Miracle - A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
She and her family moved from Tucson to an Appalachian farm that had been in her husbands family for over 100 yrs.
They decided to eat only what they grew or raised, or what they could buy from local growers for 1 year.
So far its pretty good.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:33 AM   #535
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I'm reading Mark's Story by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (authors of the Left Behind series )
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:23 AM   #536
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How funny cause I'm reading "Left Behind" serries....for the 3rd time! Love them!
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:25 AM   #537
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I have read 7 books since May but I just discovered an auther that I will read for a long time. Carl Hiaasen. His "Double Whammy" is a very good, witty murder mystery. He has about 10 books so I will be reading him for a long time. There is "language" so if you're easily offended, (I could care less about the language) be forewarned. His characters are a riot and his writing style is superb.

Question: Has anyone read Ken Follet's "Pillars of the Earth"? I tried to read it and found the intense cruelty too much for me. I don't know how far those scenes went into the book but it was a turn off for me. Did anyone else find the cruelty too much???
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:54 AM   #538
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I am reading book 10 of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, the Slippery Slope. The story isn't all that interesting. But I LOVE the writing style! It's quite humorous.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:02 PM   #539
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I am reading Horton Hears A Who. My daughter keeps me company while I read.
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DQ, I love Carl Hiassen's books! I've read them all, and eagerly await the next one. I have not read Ken Follet's Pillars of the Earth (although I saw a copy in Spanish the other day), but I just finished reading his The Hammer of Eden. Interesting premise, moderate violence/cruelty, not a great book. Started out very slow and built up to a page-turner finish.
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